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Cleaning vagina with cucumber could leave you at risk of gonorrhoea, HIV
While bloggers and alternative health therapists are encouraging women to cleanse their lady parts with the cucumber, doctors are completely against the idea. The trend, dubbed vaginal facial, involves inserting the cold cucumber in the vagina before twisting it around for about 20 minutes. According to them, vaginas are self cleaning and they do not need any extra help to keep them fresh, not even soap.
UN launches plan to cut new HIV infections
The United Nations has launched an innovative plan to significantly reduce new HIV infections in the Caribbean and other places. While new HIV infections among children have fallen by 47 per cent since 2010, the UN said new HIV infections among adults have declined by only 11 per cent. This lack of power makes each one of these girls extremely vulnerable to HIV infection, sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy.
Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatment
Their new synthetic supply will be enough to continue ongoing trials testing its effectiveness as a cancer immunotherapy and for treating Alzheimer's disease and HIV, for which any further supply was until now uncertain. Like many other naturally occurring chemicals put into service as pharmaceuticals, bryostatin was discovered following what was essentially a fishing expedition. While there was a way to synthesize bryostatin in the lab, it took 57 steps and was not very efficient.
One if by editing, two if by roadblock: Human protein fights HIV as monomer and dimer
The paper examines on the capabilities of a human protein that inhibits HIV-1, APOBEC3G (A3G). Their findings determined that when the A3G protein grows from a single protein (monomer) to a two-protein complex (dimer), its function is transformed from being an editing protein that mutates viral DNA to acting as a roadblock for further replication of the virus. This happens because of a process called oligomerization, where single protein units (monomers) join together to create multi-protein complexes or oligomers.
Fear of HIV spread grows
Health officials in Cox's Bazar fear spread of HIV/AIDS in the refugee camps as a rising number of Rohingyas have been diagnosed with the disease. According to the UNAIDS, 2.3 lakh people are living with HIV in Myanmar, and 7,800 people died due to the infection. Misbah Uddin Ahmed, Ukhia Upazila health and family planning officer, said six Rohingya people were identified as HIV positive at his hospital.
HIV patients in California who expose others to disease will no longer face felony charges
California's governor, Jerry Brown, on Friday signed a law that lowers the penalty for exposing partners to HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor, which includes those who donate blood without informing the center about their HIV status. Under the old law, if a person who knows they are infected with HIV has unprotected sex without telling their partner they have the virus, they can be convicted of a felony and face years of jail time.
Report: Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California
California's governor, Jerry Brown, on Friday signed a law that lowers the penalty for exposing partners to HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor, which includes those who donate blood without informing the center about their HIV status. Intentional transmission of any other communicable disease, even a potentially deadly condition like hepatitis, is a misdemeanor. These laws were passed at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic when there was enormous fear and ignorance and misinformation around HIV, Wiener earlie said.
Knowingly infecting others with HIV is no longer a felony in California. Advocates say it targeted sex workers.
California Gov Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that makes knowingly exposing a person to HIV without their knowledge a misdemeanor instead of a felony. California lawmakers have passed legislation to reduce the penalty for those who knowingly or intentionally expose others to HIV without their knowledge, rolling back a law that mostly affected sex workers. The act of knowingly donating HIV-infected blood, also a felony now, will be decriminalized.
California lowers penalty for knowingly exposing partners to HIV
Starting January 1, 2018, it will no longer be a major crime in California to knowingly expose a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection. The law previously punished people who knowingly exposed or infected others with HIV by up to eight years in prison. The new law also reduces the penalty for knowingly donating HIV-infected blood from a felony to a misdemeanor. The most effective way to reduce HIV infections is to destigmatize HIV, Wiener told CNN.
Depression among HIV-infected women under-diagnosed: Study
A study by Department of Psychiatry, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), has revealed depression among women living with HIV/AIDS in north Karnataka remains under-diagnosed and under-treated and has negative impact on adherence and immunity, leading to rapid progression of the infection. Of the 145 chosen for the study, 50 women (34.5%) were found to have clinical depression with 27 (54%) having mild, 21 (42%) moderate, and 2 (4%) having severe depression.
California reduces penalty for knowingly exposing someone to HIV
Gov Jerry Brown has signed legislation that reduces the penalty for intentionally exposing some to HIV in California. Under those policies, intentionally exposing someone to HIV was a felony. SB239 reduces the crime to a misdemeanor, treating HIV like other communicable diseases. Scott Wiener of San Francisco says the harsher penalties discouraged people from getting tested for HIV and stigmatized those who have it.
Penalty for consciously exposing partners to HIV lowered in California
As of Jan 1, 2018, it'll no longer be a felony in California to knowingly expose partners to HIV. According to CNN, Gov Jerry Brown signed legislature on Friday that lowers the former felony to a misdemeanor. Prior to the passing of SB 239, those who failed to disclose their HIV status to sexual partners could be punished with up to eight years in prison. Wiener noted that the old bill punished HIV positive people on medication, which he called extreme and discriminatory.
Unreal: It's No Longer a Felony in California to Knowingly Donate HIV-tainted Blood
California Gov Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that lowers the punishment for people who knowingly donate HIV-infected blood. The law also applies to LGBT persons who knowingly expose a sexual partner to HIV without telling them. SB 239 changes both from a felony to a misdemeanor, meaning the penalty has been reduced from up to eight years in prison to a maximum sentence of six months.
Knowingly exposing others to HIV won't be a felony in California anymore: 'Absolutely crazy'
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Intentionally Infecting Others with HIV No Longer a Felony in California
After sex, the man, 26-year-old Daryll Rowe, reportedly would send mocking text messages to partners boasting he was HIV positive. Rowe texted to one partner, while he reportedly said to another in a phone call, I ripped the condom. The new California regulation lessening the crime of deliberately exposing others to the HIV virus was authored by state Democrats Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Asm.
In California, Infecting Someone With HIV Isn't a Crime, Using a Wrong Personal Pronoun Is
The war on plastic bags has been all but won in California. To be shortly followed by the way on driving to the supermarket. Fortunately infecting someone with HIV has been decriminalized. That is what's really happening here beyond all the energetic arm waving. Who wants to decriminalize exposing others to HIV, but criminalize using the wrong personal pronoun.

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